West End United Methodist Church

Annual Candlelighting Service

The Candlelighting Service is a long time West End tradition featuring all the singing choirs and all the handbell choirs. At 5:10 p.m., the handbell choirs begin ringing carols with the service beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The service retells the Christmas story through scripture, from the prophecy to the birth, with carols being sung by the choirs and congregation. The service ends with lighting of candles and singing of Silent Night. It is a very meaningful way to celebrate the Christmas season by focusing on the birth of the Christ-child and the implication it has on our lives today. Early arrival is encouraged as this service fills up quickly.